Thursday, April 10, 2014

Friday


You're missing out on some lovely weather here. April is always warm, but watch out for the next few months. It will start getting hot!! We are having 80's with lows in upper 60's. Windy tho. 20 mph or so.
We have some cards to sign , Gary Jass, Cancer, Al Mason, new knee, and Ken Eshelman fell and is in re-hab. Bill Clements has an ulcer on the bottom of his foot, using a wheel chair. 
Next Friday will be the first Coffee and Donuts, the office will buy and then individuals will buy them and make coffee each Friday.
I've noticed Gene Sanstra#82 has quite a few yards to mow now, they really look nice! 
Until next Friday....have a good one


Monday, April 7, 2014

Last Monday morning meeting


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This is our last WTC meeting, so I will start a regular post on Fridays. 

We will be starting our Summer activities, starting with our Friday coffee and donuts, we usually start about 7:30 a.m. the Office buys April 18th. then we will take turns furnishing them. It's a good time to get together and visit and also for Management to relate any thing that might be going on that we all would be interested in hearing about.

I ran into Richard and Mardel Blume (sp) from Minesota, and their little dog "Annie" they are former residents and they are staying about a month. Mardel is Marleys Hicks Sister

Some of us got together and had a party for Gary and Jan Philipps in celebration of their upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was a great party and of course Fred Goldsberry played music for our listening and dancing pleasure!

We have close to 70 - 80 folks that live here year around! Some leaving for just weeks and others a month or so. So yes we have plenty of folks to play games with, visit with, have parties with, and some times dream up a fun party, go to pizza together, potlucks etc. You all might try staying for a Summer and see how you like it!!

RVE CLUB MEETING Rex Rexroad, chair, called meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance & singing of “God Bless America” preceded meeting. We closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation – Charlotte Therrien – Blind Man and his dog joke followed by prayer
Secretary Report – Rita Sutherland
Treasurer Report – John Geer
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Thanks to the Three Amigos for our donuts this morning.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THEM --
JOHN GEER, AL LENIUS & HECTOR THERRIEN !
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This was our final Monday meeting of the season. Beginning April 18, residents who remain are invited to the pool room area (7:30 a.m.) for donuts, coffee & visiting. There is a sign-up sheet for anyone wishing to provide donuts. On the 18th, donuts will be provided by managers/owners.
This is the final newsletter this season.
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MANAGEMENT REPORT – Reporting was manager Helen who gave us reason to smile with her joke about the “blonde heading to Toronto in first (or economy) class on the airplane”. Mail delivery will be late this week. Managers wish everyone a “safe travel home .. and speedy return in the fall”. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com.
Read club website RVEWTC.com written & maintained by Judi DeKoning . Judi keeps our calendar up-to-date. Since she's gone home for the summer, changes may be reported to editor at #103 or emailed to Judy (see activities schedule hanging on board in Friendship Hall). To get into “members only” on site, password is riovalley. Let office staff know if you are chairing an event as often someone stops there to ask.
Want news during the summer, be sure to check Donna Gabbert's blog www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. She keeps us up to date when something (happy or sad) happens to our RVE friends. Editor may write more on her website “Slow Boat to Nursing Home” over the summer.
Properties Committee had nothing to report. Board members are Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – Mary Lantis, John Geer, John Norris. New board takes over Oct. 1. New board members are: properties – Clyde Read; finance – Charlotte Therrien.
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The 2013-2014 season is winding down. Many activities are done. No changes have been made on chairperson names for games, will be updated in the fall. If a group is meeting for games most know this .. and hopefully will pass the word.
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Irene Quail (#49) places cards to be signed by residents in office area. Call her at 704-516-5360 if you know of someone needing card due to illness or death of family member. This week cards were sent to Ken Eshelman who fell, now in rehab in Weslaco; and Dale Cleland who is not doing well. We need to pray for Wade (Buzz) Roberts who will be undergoing heart valve replacement & a triple by-pass on April 10.
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Upcoming Events:
April 10 – All Park Breakfast, Fiesta Tex-Mex, 8 a.m.
April 18 and each Friday thereafter – Residents invited to coffee & donuts in Pool Room.. 7:30 a.m. (or so!)
April 20 – Easter Dinner in Friendship Hall, 1 p.m., hams furnished by owners of park, remainder is potluck
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Bet you don't need bifocals to read the newsletter today. With less news to report, using larger font .. 


Ken & Sue Barnhart are chairing the Easter dinner. Sign up so they have an idea how many tables & chairs are needed. Bring dish to share & own table service. Park owners provide the ham. Remainder is potluck.
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Don't forget these summer activities up north ..

Iowa PotluckJuly 9, noon, at Comfort Inn, Story City, chairs Jerry McAninch & Carol Nelson. If you wish to stay overnight, call motel at 515-733-6363.

Iowa Campout – Aug. 3-10 at SkipAway Campground, Clermont. Make your own reservations by calling Terry at 563-423-7338; mention this is the “Benson” group so you will be camping in that area with the group. Questions? Tom or Mary Lou at 956-532-9665.

All are invited to Raymond & Margaret Davis' 70th wedding anniversary celebration June 14, 5-11 p.m. at Legion Club, Bassett, NE. No gifts please. For details, call Sharon Bussinger, 308-325-4979.

How about a trip to Ontario, CA for the party honoring Hector & CharlotteTherrien on their 50th wedding anniversary? All are invited August 29! No gifts.
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There was discussion concerning recycling/trash disposal this morning. Chris Stephens said she feels we should recycle items such as cans, newspapers, cardboard. We remind residents they need to break down cardboard before placing in trash containers. Several residents take newspapers to Progreso with tubs provided behind stage. Pop/beer cans are crushed to be recycled with special area provided. Plastic containers, cardboard, & tin cans may be taken to the green trailers located at Texas & 83rd near Lone Star Bank. There is a list of other recyling places posted on board in Friendship Hall. Properties committee will be looking into this. Subject was tabled until fall per committee member Clyde Read.

If you are chairing an event next season, take a look at the activities sheet hanging on board in back of big hall. If a date needs to be changed or a chairperson added or changed, give this info to editor so she can bring Judi DeKoning up-to-date on this.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

a note from Janean


 Anyone interested in making pillow cases for the kids with cancer, the dimensions for the pillow are 8 x 12 so the pillow case should be a little larger.  We were told that these pillows will be used when the kids come out of surgery and they hold them over their surgery site. It will be fun to see the pillow cases that are made.  Anything to put smiles on the kids faces. 
Thanks.
Janean Berhow

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A couple recipes

Try this Onion Casserole it's so easy to make using our sweet 1015 onions

I used 5 to 6 large onions, and cooked them until soft in a skillet using a stick of butter, poured them into a 13x9 pan, sprinkled on a crushed 7oz. bag of Sour Cream and Onion potatos chips, then one can of Cream of Mushroom soup mixed with 1/2 can water and a tablespoon of beef bouillion, then about 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, baked for 25 to 30 min.

another recipe:

Dianna Bruce brought this to a fish fry we attended:

Spread 2 lbs. thawed frozen peaches in a pam sprayed 13x9 pan,
Sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon (to your liking)
Spread 1 box of yellow cake mix on top,
then pour a can of diet 7-up over all, bake covered at 350 for 20 min. and uncover and bake 40 minutes more.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday meeting

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There's a huge mass of folks leaving for the North, in cars, motor homes , 5th wheels , pulling trailors etc.
Hope the weather is going to be warm for them !


RVE CLUB MEETING Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance & singing of “God Bless America” preceded meeting. Meeting closed with singing of club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation – Sandy Novak
Secretary Report – Dorothy Borah
Treasurer Report – John Geer ***********************************************************
We voted on a Chairman for April and November...Rex Rexroad, and co-chair will be Darlene Bryant
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MANAGEMENT REPORT – Helen had a cute joke this morning!
And again said for all to have a safe trip home
Website for park is riovalleyestates.com. Includes a link to club website RVEWTC.com by Judi DeKoning . To get into “members only” on Judi's site, password is riovalley. Check Donna Gabbert's blog www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. It has link to Mary Lou's Slow Boat To Nursing Home site if you want to read that.
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Ron Zoeller, properties committee, New covers were made for the new grills! Also had spoken to our owner about the Wi-Fi and was told it is for the 99 section and if some of the mobiles get it then they're lucky. RVE Club Board is at Monday meetings prior to business session. Address concerns to them. Board members are Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – Mary Lantis, John Geer, John Norris. New board takes over Oct. 1. They are: properties – Clyde Read; finance – Charlotte Therrien.
Irene Quail (#49) places cards to be signed by residents in office area. Call 704-516-5360 if you know of someone needing card due to illness or death of family member. This week cards made or sent:
Doris Davis is in the hospital, she was in ICU but is now in a room, running tests.on her.A card is up for Cheryl Nuccio, Daughter of the Rusers, Breast Cancer.
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April 20th: Barnharts Chairing Easter Dinner
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A thank you to Donna Granath for providing the donuts this morning, her Birthday!
If any of you have activities in your state up north & wish it published in newsletter, give editor a note. So far, these are the ones we've heard of:
Iowa PotluckJuly 9, noon,at the Comfort Inn, Story City. In charge are Jerry McAninch & Carol Nelson. If you wish to stay overnight, call motel at 515-733-6363.
Iowa Campout – Aug. 3-10 at SkipAway Campground, Clermont. Make your own reservations by calling Terry at 563-423-7338, be sure to mention this is the “Benson” group so you will be camping in that area with our group.

All are invited to Raymond & Margaret Davis' 70th wedding anniversary celebration June 14, 5-11 p.m. at Legion Club, Bassett, NE. For details, call Sharon Bussinger, 308-325-4979.
How about a drive to Ontario, CA for the 50th anniversary celebration honoring Hector & Charlotte Therrien? All are invited for the party August 29! No gifts.
Last year we listed a get-together in Minnesota, one in Missouri .. can someone give us info on these? How about Illinois?
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There is already a sign-up sheet on back board if you will be celebrating a special wedding anniversary next season. This year's honorees chair next season's party.
A librarian will be needed for months of April through October says Kay Henriksen #263 (give to Mary Lou).
Come to Friendship Hall 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Happy Hour, a chance to visit with your friends. Music for dancing if you wish. Bring snack to share.





Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Spring


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RVE CLUB MEETING Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance & singing of “God Bless America” preceded meeting. Meeting closed with singing of club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation – John Geer, talked about Friendship
Secretary Report – Dorothy Borah
Treasurer Report – John Geer ***********************************************************
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MANAGEMENT REPORT Helen wished all a safe trip back home, also besure to let the office know when you are leaving, because of the mail , She also said the Wi-fi situation is in Scotts hands, some folks wandering if they paid by the year if they could get a 5% discount, but the Owners will not go along with that. Walter was here and said he was praying for bad weather up North so people would pay for another month and stay down here! Helen is helping make brochures to give out to folks to show others about our park and encourage them to spend the Winters here in our beautiful park!Website for park is riovalleyestates.com. Includes a link to club website RVEWTC.com by Judi DeKoning . To get into “members only” on Judi's site, password is riovalley. Check Donna Gabbert's blog www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. It has link to Mary Lou's Slow Boat To Nursing Home site if you want to read that.
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Ron Zoeller, properties committee, The griddles are in and are being primed for use. Talk about covers for them.Walter has said he would go halves on these. RVE Club Board is at Monday meetings prior to business session. Address concerns to them. Board members are Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – Mary Lantis, John Geer, John Norris. New board takes over Oct. 1. They are: properties – Clyde Read; finance – Charlotte Therrien.
Irene Quail (#49) places cards to be signed by residents in office area. Call 704-516-5360 if you know of someone needing card due to illness or death of family member. This week cards made or sent:
Joan Coakley, heart problems, a card for Loren Paczkowski, having tests and has some serious health issues. Anita Farley is in re-hab and Phyllis Mosby is to be home Tuesday.
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Ron Talbert is having a dinner to thank all who helped with the dances this year, he said it was to be at their house but do to the weather it will be in the Hall.
Ron also talked about a Senior Softball League that some from Ranchero want to start for next Season, so you may want to bring your catchers mitt next Fall!!
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A thank you to Kruckmans for helping with donuts on Mondays

March 27 – Citrus St. Breakfast, Dianna's, 8 a.m.
RVE directories available from Dave Johnson #93 or Sharon Sprague #244, $1.50 each.
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If any of you have activities in your state up north & wish it published in newsletter, give editor a note. So far, these are the ones we've heard of:
Iowa PotluckJuly 9, noon,at the Comfort Inn, Story City. In charge are Jerry McAninch & Carol Nelson. If you wish to stay overnight, call motel at 515-733-6363.
Iowa Campout – Aug. 3-10 at SkipAway Campground, Clermont. Make your own reservations by calling Terry at 563-423-7338, be sure to mention this is the “Benson” group so you will be camping in that area with our group.
Free hearing tests were held before and after the meeting today. The gentleman from Clear Design Hearing spoke about the tests.
Marge Rexroad Wants $500.00 to put in cupboards in the card room to hide a lot of the mess back there, she had talked to Walter and he agreed to help with the cost, and it was voted that the $500.00 be given for this, Robert Norby has said he would make them and install them free of charge.

All are invited to Raymond & Margaret Davis' 70th wedding anniversary celebration June 14, 5-11 p.m. at Legion Club, Bassett, NE. For details, call Sharon Bussinger, 308-325-4979.
How about a drive to Ontario, CA for the 50th anniversary celebration honoring Hector & Charlotte Therrien? All are invited for the party August 29! No gifts.
Last year we listed a get-together in Minnesota, one in Missouri .. can someone give us info on these? How about Illinois?
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There is already a sign-up sheet on back board if you will be celebrating a special wedding anniversary next season. This year's honorees chair next season's party.
A librarian will be needed for months of April through October says Kay Henriksen #263 (give to Mary Lou).
Come to Friendship Hall 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Happy Hour, a chance to visit with your friends. Music for dancing if you wish. Bring snack to share.
If you would like to see a slide show of the Fashion Show, stop at Sutherlands , #289.
Judi DeKoning keeps our calendar up-to-date, so requests activity chairs take a look at list, back of Friendship Hall, report changes to her. Let office staff know if you are chairing an event as often someone stops there to ask. Judi & Mary Lou have been working together to get these dates & chairpersons compiled before leaving this spring. If you see a “spot” missing or incorrect please let one of these gals know .. #67 or #103.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday March 17

So many people are asking how Anita is doing.......

Update. On Anita Farley, from talking to her boys, and receiving this message.. sent to me by Steve, her oldest Son, "She is doing better they are allowing her to be awake and to sleep without all the drugs that were given to make her sleep The drug to fight the infection is beginning to work. She is tired from the fight.  They are planning to remove the breathing tube in a couple of days. The are adding a new anti fungal drug to the mix. The doctor was able to get some more infection out of her bad lung."
Also they unplugged the ventilator and so far breathing on her own, but waiting to see how she does before removing it.

 Also, the Family is together, Anita's boys are all here! 4 of them! All her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren have called her and skyped her!


I received word that Evelyn Kepler passed away. They were both in a Nursing Facility.

Mondays newsletter


RVE CLUB MEETING Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance & singing of “God Bless America” preceded meeting. Meeting closed with singing of club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation – Donna Goodwin “Irish Friendship Wish” followed by St. Frances prayer
Secretary Report – Dorothy Borah
Treasurer Report – John Geer ***********************************************************
Bert Daquay from Victoria Palms Park spoke about their First Responders group, on call 24/7 & trained to use defibrillator & CPR. Good Samaritan Law in TX protects. Defibrillator cost was $4000, beepers costing $50/month. There are call boxes in park. Their equipment was purchased through fund raising activities.
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Following is a short synopsis of info given by Willie Martinez of the Lower RGV Development Council concerning “911” calls answered by Weslaco Police Dept. There are 3 ways of sending calls (1) voice call from land line phone, (2) cell phone, (3) Voice Internet Protocol (VOIP). In all cases, you should STAY ON LINE& DO NOT HANG UP until they get the signal. “911” uses “relative location” which is WHERE you are at the moment. He stated land lines work best but since most of us do not have them, the cell phone signal should get you “911”. VOIP would be phones based on the internet such as Magic Jack, Time Warner, etc. “911” operators are trained to take calls so LISTEN & be an active participant in the conversation.
*********************************************************** MANAGEMENT REPORTNo report today. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com. Includes a link to club website RVEWTC.com by Judi DeKoning . To get into “members only” on Judi's site, password is riovalley. Check Donna Gabbert's blog www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. It has link to Mary Lou's Slow Boat To Nursing Home site if you want to read that.
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Ron Zoeller, properties committee, said new griddles will be installed Wednesday, asking for help to lift & remove old griddles, come at 10 a.m. Board would take suggestions on how to sell the old griddles .. Craig's list, a church wanting to purchase, etc. RVE Club Board is at Monday meetings prior to business session. Address concerns to them. Board members are Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – Mary Lantis, John Geer, John Norris. New board takes over Oct. 1. They are: properties – Clyde Read; finance – Charlotte Therrien.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing began by asking “Notice anything different?” Yes, it was the NEW curtains in Friendship Hall. We thank Sharon Barksdale & all the gals who helped to make these. For anyone wearing a St. Patrick's Day shirt, Brock says, “Do not iron the shamrock. You don't want to PRESS YOUR LUCK!”
Birthday wishes are extended to Mary Christianson celebrating today. Also, thanks to Ann Johnson & Marge Reishus for providing donuts this morning for their birthdays.
Jim Statton plays at dance tonight, $4.50 pp. It's the last dance of the season. Tonight's free ticket goes to #420, non-transferable. Doors open at 6, dance at 7 p.m. Set ups available, FREE popcorn. Next year's dances will be Jan. 5 – March 9; that's 10 dances for 2014-2015 season. Ron Talbert tells us next year's schedule is set. They are keeping list of volunteers; you may add yours to list if you can assist. Thanks to Dave/Cathy Cochran & Ken/Sue Barnhart who will chair some of the dances along with others who worked this season. A cook-out “shindig” will be at Talbert's #210 next Monday, 5:30 p.m. for all who have helped. Let them know if you will attend.
Irene Quail (#49) places cards to be signed by residents in office area. Call 704-516-5360 if you know of someone needing card due to illness or death of family member. This week cards made or sent to Anita Farley, hospital, serious infections; family of former resident Evelyn Kepler following her passing.
There will be NO NEWSLETTER next week .. Monday, March 24, as editor is going fishing.
THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE PRINTED MARCH 31.
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If any of you have activities in your state up north & wish it published in newsletter, give editor a note. So far, these are the ones we've heard of:
Iowa PotluckJuly 9, noon,at the Comfort Inn, Story City. In charge are Jerry McAninch & Carol Nelson. If you wish to stay overnight, call motel at 515-733-6363.
Iowa Campout – Aug. 3-10 at SkipAway Campground, Clermont. Make your own reservations by calling Terry at 563-423-7338, be sure to mention this is the “Benson” group so you will be camping in that area with our group.
All are invited to Raymond & Margaret Davis' 70th wedding anniversary celebration June 14, 5-11 p.m. at Legion Club, Bassett, NE. For details, call Sharon Bussinger, 308-325-4979.
How about a drive to Ontario, CA for the 50th anniversary celebration honoring Hector & Charlotte Therrien? All are invited for the party August 29! No gifts.
Last year we listed a get-together in Minnesota, one in Missouri .. can someone give us info on these? How about Illinois?
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There is already a sign-up sheet on back board if you will be celebrating a special wedding anniversary next season. This year's honorees chair next season's party.
A librarian will be needed for months of April through October says Kay Henriksen #263 (give to Mary Lou).
Craft chair Sharon Barksdale reported the craft/sewing class & volunteers made the hall curtains last week. It was a great & productive morning. Sharon thanks all who've attended classes this season. There will not be any more classes this year.
Stew Feed is tomorrow, March 18, 5 p.m., Wells chair. They will not take tickets at the door; tickets will be taken when you get your stew so be sure to remember ticket. No ticket, no stew. Meal includes Irish stew, buns, dessert, coffee/tea provided. Bring own table service after noon. Bruce & Billie #E-4 (620-222-7300 &7301) need names of people unable to leave their homes; they will deliver stew to them. Clean-up help needed. Residents are asked to get ice from ice machine today.
Come to Friendship Hall 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Happy Hour, a chance to visit with your friends. Music for dancing if you wish. Bring snack to share.
If you would like to see a slide show of the Fashion Show, stop at Sutherlands , #289.
Here's a couple of notes editor gleaned from meeting with no time of event given .. Orange Street eats ??? in Friendship Hall March 19. Sun Valley eats at El Dorado on March 20, time?
Citrus St. Breakfast is March 20 at Fiesta Tex-Mex, 8 a.m. All residents are welcome. March 27 they'll go to Dianna's.
Cancer chair for next season Dianna Bruce announced their first event will be a tea party on December 11. This is an exchange so bring tea cup when you come this fall. She thanked Jan Philipp who chaired the events for the last 3 years. The committee met & with suggestion from Child's Advocate, they have established a new format. All monies will be kept here so supplies for quilts, boo-boo-dolls, Ronald McDonald House, etc. will be purchased by committee. Janean Berhow is drawing up plans for pillows, 8x12 inch size. As previously announced, the final run with items to go to the children's hospital will be March 20. If you have items you wish to donate, get them to Dianna by that time please.
It's been announced you can have FREE hearing test prior & after Monday meeting on March 24.
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Judi DeKoning keeps our calendar up-to-date, so requests activity chairs take a look at list, back of Friendship Hall, report changes to her. Let office staff know if you are chairing an event as often someone stops there to ask. Judi & Mary Lou have been working together to get these dates & chairpersons compiled before leaving this spring. If you see a “spot” missing or incorrect please let one of these gals know .. #67 or #103.